Dessy B's Steakhouse
When a popular steakhouse chain withdrew from the valley, leaving more than 100 workers unemployed, former district manager Arthur Church decided to follow his dream of running his own steakhouse. Hiring many of his old coworkers, he opened the doors of Dessy B's Steakhouse, where his team eschews the frozen, pre-made dishes of chain restaurants in favor of fresh-made steaks, seafood, and burgers.
The menu anchors plates with hearty, succulent steaks ranging from 8-ounce cuts of sirloin to 20-ounce porterhouses. Cooks grill trout and salmon, steam lobster tails, and build half-pound teriyaki pineapple burgers. The salad bar invites patrons to mix and match more than 50 ingredients that make the bar an ideal witness protection program for romaine lettuce.